By Tom Gliatto Monica Rizzo
February 22, 2010 12:00 PM

>• The Sonny with a Chance star, 20, takes the lead as an egotistical teen singer in StarStruck, Disney Channel’s musical movie premiering Feb. 14.

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN STARSTRUCK?

I ran into Paul McCartney on Sunset Boulevard a few years back. He was nice enough to stop and talk to me and my family for about 10 minutes. Most of it was us incoherently babbling about how amazing he is. And of course none of us thought to get a picture.

YOUR CHARACTER IS VERY SELF-CENTERED. WHO KEEPS YOUR EGO IN CHECK?

I have a roommate and a good group of close friends. Usually it’s a punch in the arm or some form of verbal evisceration.

IS IT TRUE YOU DON’T LIKE TO HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN?

I hate myself in photos. I feel like I always have Will Ferrell crazy eyes.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST MEMORABLE FAN ENCOUNTER?

I was shopping, and this girl introduces herself to me. I said, “Hi,” and without hesitation, she starts screaming at the top of her lungs. That seems to be the only way [girls] know how to cope—to scream bloody murder.

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